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hent
01-31-2014, 07:58 AM
Hello. I have a fluke ukulele that I want to replace the friction tuning pegs. What are good replacement pegs that I can use without doing any modifications to it. Replacement pegs should not be too expensive. And how easy is it to replace the pegs. Thank you.

Balsa Dust
01-31-2014, 08:23 AM
Grover 4B are a drop in replacement. I have them on my Flea and really like them.

https://www.grotro.com/Grover/UKULELE/Sta-Tite-Pegs-Set-of-4

gobes
01-31-2014, 09:41 AM
Grover 4B are a drop in replacement. I have them on my Flea and really like them.

https://www.grotro.com/Grover/UKULELE/Sta-Tite-Pegs-Set-of-4

What do you like better about those tuners compared to the ones you replaced?

Jim Hanks
01-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Pegheds are available as a factory option but not sure how hard it is to retrofit an existing uke. Why not give them a call and see? https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/Default.asp

Balsa Dust
01-31-2014, 10:20 AM
They are smoother and don't stick so bad when tuning. The stock tuners have a finishing washer that digs into the headstock and mars it, which was why I swapped them out.

The down side of the Govers...they are little heavier than the stock, but like most things like that, after awhile I don't really notice it, especially since I use a Uke Leash on my Flea.

DaleR
01-31-2014, 10:37 AM
I like my stock tuners...they just need some getting used to and of course proper tightening. One of my newest needed loosened ever so gently to make it tune smoother.

Ukejenny
01-31-2014, 11:40 AM
A lady in my uke group has a flea from years ago, like in the 90's. her tuners do not seem to work. I am going to share this with her.

hent
01-31-2014, 02:29 PM
Hello All. Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I called the company as per Jim's suggestion and I talked to a lady named Phyllis. I inquired if they sell the tuning pegs for the fluke and without hesitation she told me that she'll ship me one for free. I said wow what an excellent customer service and company. Thanks again FMM and to all.

bnolsen
01-31-2014, 02:35 PM
They are smoother and don't stick so bad when tuning. The stock tuners have a finishing washer that digs into the headstock and mars it, which was why I swapped them out.

Sounds like a good reason to swap out the tuners. I don't mind the stock tuners myself, though.

DaleR
02-01-2014, 01:31 AM
There is a photo of Phyllis here,
http://www.magicfluke.com/category-s/1814.htm

How many uke companies do you call and get to talk to the owner about the tuning pegs?

Very Cool!

surfink
02-01-2014, 02:44 AM
Magic Fluke has always had the best customer service you could hope for..

PereBourik
02-01-2014, 06:06 AM
I broke a tuner on my Flea going through security on a trip last summer. They shipped me one promptly and for free. They run a great business. So far, no complaints about the friction tuners. I have 2 other ukes with friction tuners. No big deal.

igorthebarbarian
02-01-2014, 07:30 PM
That is awesome. Unheard of personal customer service especially in today's call-tree world.


Hello All. Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I called the company as per Jim's suggestion and I talked to a lady named Phyllis. I inquired if they sell the tuning pegs for the fluke and without hesitation she told me that she'll ship me one for free. I said wow what an excellent customer service and company. Thanks again FMM and to all.